Teachers stop using Zoom app in Singapore due to the ‘lewd’ incident.

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Coronavirus: Singapore teachers has suspended the use of video-conferencing tool Zoom, after the ‘lewd’ incident.

Zoom Video Conferencing app

Zoom video communications, Inc. is the American video conferencing company which provides services in worldwide. During 2014, Zoom had 10million users and by the year 2015, the number goes more than 40million.

It has lately gone from 10million customers a day to 200million.

About the incident

Singapore: Parents told local media the incidents happened in a geography class for first-year secondary school pupils. About 39 children were in the class when the stream was hacked, before “two Caucasian men” appeared and made lewd comments. The class immediately stopped after it occurs.

A Parent told the Straits Times that “I know it’s difficult to manage but as a parent, I feel very concerned”.“The class, or at least my daughter, saw the lewd photos and heard what the Caucasian guys asked,” the mother said.

Zoom says

They told the BBC the company was “deeply upset” about the incidents.

They recently changed its default settings for home-based learning, and issued a guide for teachers to secure their “virtual classrooms”. Also, it has additionally arrange information for establishing and securing digital school rooms.

Government says about this incident

CNA report: MOE(Ministry of Education) said it is currently investigating the breaches, which it described as “serious incidents”.

“As a precautionary measure, our teachers will suspend their use of Zoom until these security issues are ironed out,” said Mr Aaron Loh, divisional director of the Educational Technology Division at MOE.

“The Ministry of Education is currently investigating both breaches and will lodge a police report if warranted”.